MovieViews


The MovieMuse Reviews (MovieViews) database is a searchable collection of films that the team have watched. It provides a link to an in-depth review or a short opinion on the film and a rating, as well as a link to the film’s poster or DVD cover. Over time this will build into a comprehensive guide about what to watch and what to avoid.

You can search and sort the list by individual film names, genre, reviewer, score and other variables to inform you on whether a film is worth your time, or to inspire you for your next movie night.

We will also use the database to create periodic lists of the recommended films in all sorts of categories. These lists will be shared on the website and some will even come with a video.

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Total MovieViews Found: 1443, showing 25 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
I, Tonya 2017 Biopic, Comedy, Drama A story I didn't realise I was interested in. The film is rough around the edges and in your face, but then so was Tonya. A surprising delight. 4
Dunkirk 2017 Action, Drama, Period Visually stunning and tonally sound, but Christopher Nolan's multi-timelined screenplay is a narrative let down. 3.5
Goodbye Christopher Robin 2017 Biopic, Drama A charming recount of AA Milne and his troubled relationship with war and his son, the inspiration for the Winnie the Pooh stories. 3.5
The Shape of Water 2017 Drama, Fantasy A wonderfully romantic tale of forbidden love between a mute cleaner and an other-worldly captive in a 1960s government research facility. 4
Scrooged 1988 Comedy, Fantasy An often overlooked Christmas film and made for Bill Murray at the height of his powers I would say. No one could play a modern day Scrooge any better and the film is a great take on the classic story. 3.5
Sherlock Holmes 2009 Action, Thriller A classy, stylish and slick rendition of the classic British Sleuth, with a decent enough story and a pretty good cast. I don't mind Robert Downey Jr's english accent and enjoyed his interaction with Jude Law's Watson. 3.5
Brad's Status 2017 Comedy, Drama Middle-aged, middle-class, middle American moans about his lot in life. Offers little insight, but is relatively fun along the way. 3
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 2017 Adventure, Comedy, Family A straightforward action-adventure movie is elevated by often hilarious performances from some of Hollywood's most engaging talent and a perfect appreciation of the absurdity of video games. A truly delightful surprise. 4
Bad Neighbours 2 2016 Comedy Absolutely awful for the first 15 minutes, but from there it picks up and provides some humorous if predictable moments. The biggest surprise, however, is an engaging performance from Zac Efron, an actor I utterly despised until now. 2.5
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 Adventure, Thriller The sense of wonder and tension from the first film is replaced by a bunch of idiotic or despicable characters that you're just waiting to get eaten. A grim, depressing sequel that is marginally redeemed by the climactic T-Rex rampage. 2.5
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Adventure, Fantasy The Lord of the Rings saga comes to an end with another epic, action packed and emotion-filled instalment. There are undoubtedly too many endings, but spending a few more minutes than necessary with the residents of Middle Earth is no bad thing. 4.5
The Disaster Artist 2017 Biopic, Comedy, Drama Rather than a movie about making a movie, this comes across as a mentally ill man having his delusions fed by a 'friend' for their own gain. Tells a good story, but not particularly well. 2.5
Green Zone 2010 Action, Drama, Thriller An interesting look at the wild goose chase search for WMDs in Iraq that is dampened a little by Matt Damon being the most trusting military officer in history. 3
Videodrome 1983 Horror, SciFi Classic Cronenberg body horror. Whilst the concept and effects of the killer VHS are outdated, the film stands the test of time and delivers a pleasingly twisted vision. 3.5
The Florida Project 2017 Drama A beautifully voyeuristic look at the life of a six year old and her dysfunctional mother in the Florida equivalent of the urban projects - a run down motel outside Disney World. 4.5
Unlocked 2017 Action, Thriller A surprisingly entertaining CIA in London action-thriller. Noomi Rapace suits the tough girl role, but Orlando Bloom sported a dodgy London accent in his underused role. 3
Bright 2017 Action, Comedy, Fantasy An interesting concept (bringing the Tolkien world to modern day LA), but shoehorned into a pretty unfulfilling buddy cop shooter. 2.5
Roman J. Israel, Esq. 2017 Drama Denzel puts in another good performance in a film that wants to sell a social and philosophical message but only ends up showing how even the most moral can be corrupted. 3
The Untouchables 1987 Crime, Drama, Thriller Slightly dated and overly theatrical, but Brian De Palma's depiction of Al Capone's downfall is still as entertaining as ever. It is a pity that De Niro is so underused though. 3.5
Thor: Ragnarok 2017 Action, Adventure, Comedy As is the current trend with Marvel movies, Ragnarok dials the comedy up to 11 and delivers shallow but crowd pleasing entertainment. Twice the jokes and half the plot of either of the other Thor films. 2.5
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 2017 Drama A superbly written and acted story of action and inaction as a grieving mother takes on the local police following her daughters murder. Only heavy handed directing keeps the film from greatness. 4
Four Brothers 2005 Action, Crime, Drama A throwaway tale of four adoptive brothers who reunite for their mother's funeral and plot revenge on her killer. Entertaining, but the strong cast don't live up to their billing. 2.5
The Dog Who Saved Christmas 2009 Comedy, Family Basically it's Home Alone with a dog replacing Macaulay Culkin, much worse acting and very little humour. Inoffensive but instantly forgettable. 1.5
A Monster Christmas (Abominable Christmas) 2012 Animation, Family The only Christmas miracle in this 45 minute film is how they got recognised names like Ray Liotta and Emilio Estevez to provide voices to CG-animated characters that look like they were done for a GCSE Media Studies project. 1.5
Dodgeball 2004 Comedy, Sport The premise is ridiculous and the characters are mostly bizarre, but somehow it works to produce an entertaining comedy, though certain aspects seem dated already. 3.5